Liz Born’s Woody Guthrie Centennial Woodcut Portrait:
Proceeds Going to HD Research
Born, a Chicago-based artist and curator, has printed a limited edition of 100 portraits of Woody Guthrie, based on her hand-carved
woodcut. The print has been purchased by the Old Town School of Folk Music and was featured in its program for the Woody Guthrie
Centennial Concert held in Chicago on June 30. Additionally, the print appeared in the HDSA Illinois Chapter’s
March state conference brochure.
print is now available to collectors. It is 20 X 26”, printed in ink on bristol
paper, and signed and numbered by the artist. One hundred percent of the revenue proceeds are designated for HD research.
Sales of the print so far have raised more than $1300 toward the cause.
obtain the Woody Guthrie Centennial print portrait, send $50 plus $10 for shipping and handling to Liz Born at 2238 W. Medill,
Chicago, IL 60646.
For further information on ordering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
folksinger and writer Woody Guthrie, best known as the author of the song, “This Land is Your Land,” died of Huntington’s
disease in 1967. His widow Marjorie founded the Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease, which later became the Huntington’s
Disease Society of America.
Born has been active in Illinois HDSA fundraising activities since 2009. Her art has appeared in various venues, including
Happy Dog Gallery, Forté, and the Jane Addams
Hull House Museum.
She is printing assistant and art monitor at Spudnik Studio in Chicago,
and instructor in screen printing at the Harrison College of Design. Her website is www.hidaga.com.